Kyrgyzstan was one of the first former Soviet republics to introduce its own currency. One Kyrgyzstani Som equals 100 tyiyn.

Bad news for the economy and good news for foreigners: the som has lost nearly 20% of its value against the dollar since the beginning of 2015. Keep in mind that the prices were extremely moderate before the crash, and now the republic is even more attractive in terms of costs.

As of February 2016, 1 US dollar is equal to about 73 soms and 1 euro to 82 soms.